Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 20:44 UTC
Editorial Most of us here like gadgets. Things with displays, LEDs, or stuff that otherwise lights up in the dark and makes cool noises. There is this one gadget I had been waiting for to come out in The Netherlands for quite a while now, but at some point a limit was reached, and today I decided to do a complete 180 and buy a competing product.
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one of the key points
by bnolsen on Wed 4th Nov 2009 10:17 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

Palm tried to copy apple's business model.

Normally it's best to fix your competitor's mistakes in several key areas, and to do something very uniquely different to set yourself apart.

And the bad press a couple months ago about their app store and "free" applications didn't help. Nor does the upcoming Android 2.0 help either.

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RE: one of the key points - also
by jabbotts on Wed 4th Nov 2009 17:51 in reply to "one of the key points"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Palm's hopscotch game with Apple's iTunes also doesn't help.

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RE: one of the key points
by cerbie on Thu 5th Nov 2009 13:53 in reply to "one of the key points"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

In the US, the Palm problem is this:
*Sprint commercial plays*
"I thought Palm went under. Huh."

...and then, you know, it's Sprint. Metro folks want AT&T (GSM, more good OS choices) or Verizon (don't care about GSM), and folks out in the tech boonies want Verizon. Those who use Sprint still have many other phone options, so then Palm has to have some way to sell on merit, and beat out the public images of other phones and OSes.

Edited 2009-11-05 13:56 UTC

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